ohn Saunders is a senior labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He has over three decades of experience advising public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues. John’s practice includes collective agreement negotiations, rights and interest arbitrations, human rights applications, and wrongful dismissal litigation.
John also has a particular expertise in municipal law with regard to fire and paramedic issues. He provides ongoing negotiation advice to fire and paramedic departments on staffing, deployment, benefit issues, accommodation, mandatory retirement, presumptive disability legislation, negotiations and interest arbitrations.
He has also represented numerous municipalities in private sector corporations in Coroner’s Inquests and Judicial Inquiries into fatalities.
John also works with employers in the healthcare, manufacturing, waste disposal, forestry, nuclear, property assessment and call centre sectors.
John is the past Chairman of the Board of Elders of his local church. He is an avid downhill skier and enjoys fixing things at his cottage.